Birds in Spain
Recent Reports: Latest sightings
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(3-8) Lugo. There were six at ria de Foz, coming from late September, on 3.10 (Javier Cantil). See a photo below.
(2) A Coruña On 22.10 a female was found at Laguna de A Frouxeira, Valdoviño, A Coruña (Manuel Xestoso, Cris Álvarez)
(2) Valencia. On On 9.10 a bird showing mixed characters was at La Foia ricefields, Sollana, l’Albufera de Valencia (Toni Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es). Same bird seen last month whith remained there on 27.10 (Bosco Dies @birdingalbufera.es).
(3) Valencia. On 30.10, another different individual was seen at El Malvinar, Sueca, Valencia (V.Llorens, Bosco Dies).
(2-3) Cádiz. On 29.10 there were two different birds over El Cabrito, Tarifa, Cádiz (Javier Elorriaga). See a photo below and thumbnail here (Javier Elorriaga/Birding the Strait)
(2) Cádiz. On 10.10 a 1w was seen over Cazalla, Tarifa, Cádiz (Andrés de la Cruz)
(3) Alicante. On 6.10 a 1w was seen at El Hondo, Alicante (Jacobo Ramos; Pablo Perales & Tomás García). See two photos below and thumbnails here (Tomás García).
(2) Cádiz. On 10.10 too, an adult was seen from Algarrobo, Algeciras, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo)
(3) Illes Balears On 12.10 a bird was seen and photographed from Cap Salinas, Mallorca (Lalo Ventoso, Pep Manchado, Adolfo Ferrero). See a thumbnail here
(4) Cádiz. On 21.10 a subadult was seen from Mirador del Estrecho, Tarifa, Cádiz (Yeray Seminario).
(5) Cádiz. On 28.10 a bird was seen at Tarifa, Cádiz (Álex Justo). Not clear if it’s a new individual or one of the previously recorded.
(3) Barcelona. The juvenile found on 24.8 at Cal Tet marshes, Delta del Llobregat, Barcelona that had remained there all september was last seen on 5-6.10 (Ferran López).
(4) Araba/ Álava. On 5.10 a bird was found at Salburúa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba (Serafín Alarcón)
(5) Lanzarote On 13.10 a juvenile was found and photographed at Salinas de Janubio, Lanzarote, Canary islands (F.Javier García Vargas). See a photo below and thumbnail here. Still there on 18.10 (F.Javier García Vargas).
(6) Valencia. There was a juvenile on 2.10 at tancat de l'Alfafarenc ricefields, Catarroja, Parc Natural de l'Albufera, Valencia (Bosco Dies)
(7) Valencia. On 8-9.10 a juvenile was seen at R.N. de La Ratlla, Silla, Parc natural de l'Albufera, València (Fco. Javier García i Bosco Dies).
(2) Málaga. On 31.10 an adult was at Málaga harbour, Málaga (Salvador García). See photos below.
(2) A Coruña On 26.10 a 1cy was seen at Matadoiro beach, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabier Varela)
(3) Cádiz. On 15.10 another was seen from Tarifa island, Tarifa, Cádiz (Andrés de la Cruz, Álex Colorado)
(2-11) Cádiz . On 19.10 there were at least ten birds at Los Lances, Tarifa,Cádiz (Ed Hunter). Six birds were also seen from Tarifa, but were possibly part of the above group (Álex Colorado, Carlos Torralvo, José Luís Garzón)
(12-14) Cádiz Three more birds were counted passing W from Tarifa island, Cádiz (Miguel González, Marta Peris, NIco Vandestre, Fernando Goytre, Alex Colorado et al)
(15-18) Cádiz On 21.10 four birds were counted from Tarifa island, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo, Alex Colorado). Later in the day there were 5 individuals at los Lances beach, Tarifa, Cádiz (Yeray Seminario)
(19-20) Cádiz On 22.10 two more were seen from Tarifa island, Cádiz (José María Zapata, Carlos Torralvo, Álex Colorado).
(2) A Coruña. On 5.10 a bird was seen at Porto de Bares, A Coruña (Antonio Martínez Pernas).Seen later too (Ricardo Hevia). 4th for Galicia. See a photo below (Antonio Martínez Pernas) and a thumbnail here.This bird presents characters of the SIBERIAN LESSER WHITETHROAT Sylvia curruca blythi which would be a 1ST FOR SPAIN. Martin Gottschling pointed out the bird being a probable Central Asian Lesser Whitethroat according to its brown crown and nape as well as white throat compared with tinged underparts, its short primary projection with narrow spaceing.
(3) Illes Balears. From 22-25.10 one was at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco)
(4) La Graciosa. On 29.10 a bird, either adult or 2cy, was photographed at La Graciosa, Canary Islands. See photos below (Juan Sagardia).
(2) Illes Balears. On 2.10 a bird was seen and photographed at Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, Illes Balears (Maties Rebassa, Josep Manchado). See a thumbnail here (Josep Manchado).
(3) Lleida. On 3.10 a bird was seen at Parc del Valira, Seo d'Urgell, Lleida (Quim Minoves)
(4) Asturias. On 2.10 a bird was seen at Cabo Peñas, Gozón, Asturias (Manuel Quintana Becerra y Jorge Valella Robledo)
(5-6) A Coruña. On 3.10, two birds were seen and photographed at Bares beach, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). See a photo below.
(7-8) Pontevedra. On 3.10 two were seen at Chan de lagoa, Baiona, Pontevedra (Rafa & Tito Salvadores, Adolfo Lomeña)
(9) Tarragona. On 4.10 one was seen at Molí del Mig, Margalef, Tarragona (Juan Bernal).
(10) Girona. On 4.10 a bird was ringed at Amer, Girona (Grabi de Jesús, Eikel Delgado). See a thumbnail here.
(11-12) Girona. On 5.10 2 birds were seen at Basses de Santa Eugènia, Girona (Gerard Dalmau)
(13) Girona. On 5.10 a bird was at Yeguada Senillosa, Castelló d'Empúries, Girona (Fran Trabalón). See a thumbnail here.
(14-15) Valencia Also on 5.10 two individuals were seen at l'Albufera de València (Toni Alcocer, Nacho Dies, Miguel Chardí, Iván Ruiz i Guillermo García). See a photo of one of them below (Toni Alcocer)
(16) Girona. On 6.10 a bird was at Tordera river forest, near can Perxistor, S.Feliu Buixalleu, Girona (Arnau Tolrà @ ornitho.cat)
(17) Girona. On 6.10 a bird was seen at Els Àngels, Girona (Ponç Feliu)
(18) Barcelona. On 6.10 a bird was found at Parc del Liltoral, Sant Adrià de Besós, Barcelona (Joan Ferrer @ornitho.cat). On 8.10 and 9.10 it was still there (Quique Carballal)
(19) Girona. On 6.10 a non-ringed bird was at Amer, Girona (Grabi de Jesús)
(20) Huesca. On 7.10 one bird was seen at Barluenga, Huesca (Juan Carlos Albero)
(21) Gipuzkoa. On 7.10 a bird was seen at Txingudi, Plaiaundi, Irún Gipuzkoa (Itziar Gutiérrez)
(22) A Coruña. On 8.10 an individual reached Estaca de Bares reedbed, Mañón, A Coruña (Nick Whitehouse)
(23) Barcelona. On 8.10 a bird was found at Parc de les Heures, Barcelona (Jaume Campderròs)
(24) Barcelona. On 8.10 an individual was seen at Mogent river, Vilanova del Vallès, Barcelona (Charlie López, Dani Roca)
(25) Barcelona. On 8.10 a bird was found at Cal Tet, delta del Llobregat, Barcelona (Ferran López). See a photo below.
(26) Tarragona. On 8.10 one was seen, not ringed, at Canal Vell, delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (David Campbell)
(27-28) Tarragona. On 9.10 one, and on 10.10 two were seen at càmping de l’Arenal, Deltebre, Tarragona (Mariska Huub de Graaff)
(29) Barcelona. On 9.10 one was at Parc de l'Espanya Industrial, Barcelona (Quim Minoves)
(30) Barcelona. On 9.10 a bird was heard and seen at Montjuïc, Barcelona (Manolo García Tarrasón)
(31) Barcelona. On 9.10 one new bird was seen at La Catalana, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona (Joan Ferrer). This bird was still present on 17.10 (Joan Ferrer) and on 18.10 too (Quique Carballal, Ricard Busquets)
(32) Tarragona. On 9.10 a bird was at L'Ampolla, Tarragona (Manolo Sánchez-Blanch). On 10 it moved 50 meters to trees near railway, l’Ampolla, Tarragona (Àlex Ollé) and on 11.10 it remained there (Manolo Sánchez Blanch)
(33) Madrid On 9.10 a bird was found at Parque de la Cuña Verde, Latina, Madrid and remained until 11.10 (José Ramón Martín; Alfonso López López). See a thumbnail here. On 13.10 ot was still present at the Madrid - Río park, Madrid (Delfín González). See a photo below.
(34) Barcelona. On 10.10 one was at El Remolar, Viladecans, Barcelona (Eio Ramón, Sergio Hoces) On 11.10 it remained tehre (Eio Ramón). See two photos below and thumbnails here.
(35) Girona. On 10.10 a bird was seen at Illa dels Salzes, Celrà, Girona (Enric Fàbregas @ornitho.cat)
(36) Cádiz. On 11.10 one was found at Montenmedio Golf, Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz (Juan Sagardia et al)
(37) Valencia On 11.10 a bird was ringed at Picassent, València (Pedro Marín).See a thumbnail here.
(38) Tarragona. On 11.10 a new individual was at Gaià river, Pont d’Armentera, Tarragona (Jordi Vázquez).
(39) Illes Balears. On 5.10 one was seen at Cap Falcó, Parc Natural de Ses Salines, Eivissa (Rafel Mas, Alberto García i Oliver Martinez).
(40) Girona. On 9.10 one was at AP-7, Massanet de la Selva, Girona (Sergi Sales)
(41) Valencia. From 8-9.10 a bird was seen at La Devesa, Catarroja , Valencia (Bosco Dies; R.Fresneda, T.Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es)
(42) Barcelona. On 9.10 an individual was found at Barcelona zoo, Barcelona (Josep García)
(43) Girona. On 10.10 a bird reached Vall de Montjoi, Roses, Girona (Gerard Dalmau, David Ibáñez @ornitho.cat)
(44) Lleida. On 11.10 the 1st-ever seen at S Lleida county of Les Garrigues was at La Pobla de Cèrvoles, Lleida (Jaroa López @ornitho.cat). Further search on 10-11.10 a bit west at Juncosa de les Garrigues, Lleida in suitable habitat produced no results (Ricard Gutiérrez).
(45) Barcelona. On 11.10 one was seen at Parc de Diagonal Mar, Barcelona (Álex Mascarell @ornitho.cat)
(46) Tarragona. On 12.10 a bird was seen at Parc Samà, Cambrils, Tarragona (Xavier Riera, Joan Barrachina, Lídia Pérez)
(47) Girona. A further bird was found on 12.10 at Can Martinet, Sant Pere Pescador, Girona (Gerard Dalmau)
(48) Gipuzkoa. It is not clear if a new bird or the one seen previously in the area was on 13.10 at Txingudi, Irún Gipuzkoa (Itziar Gutiérrez)
(49) Barcelona. On 13.10 a bird was at Riu Mogent - Pla de Can Font, La Roca del Vallès, Barcelona (Javi Mendoza @ornitho.cat)
(50) Girona. Another was seen on 13.10 at Torroella de Montgrí, Girona (Gerard Dalmau @ornitho.cat)
(51) Pontevedra. On 13.10 one was seen at Vigo, Pontevedra (David Rodríguez Sobreira)
(52) Girona. On 13.10 a bird was photographed at Pals, Girona (Víctor & Joan Estrada). See photos below and thumbnails here. On 17.10 two birds were at Estany de Pals, Pals, Girona (Joan Estrada Jofra, Victor Estrada Devesa), perhaps one of those was this individual.
(53) Valencia. On 14.10 a new bird was seen at La Devesa, València (J.I. Dies, G. García, I. Ruiz @birdingalbufera.es)
(54) Fuerteventura. On 14.10 the first reaching the island for this season was seen at Gran Tarajal, Fuerteventura, Canary islands (Javier Orrit)
(55) Tarragona. On 14.10 one was found at Torre d'en Dolça, Vila-Seca, Tarragona (Xavier Riera). Still there on 16.10 (Xavier Riera).
(56) Pontevedra. On 15.10 a new bird was seen at Vigo, this time at Avenida Castelao, Vigo, Pontevedra, well far from the 1st bird seen in previous days (Rafa & Tito Salvadores). See a thumbnail here.
(57) Lleida. On 15.10 one was seen at Estany d'Ivars i Vila-Sana, Lleida (Sergi Sales)
(58) Illes Balears. On 15.10 a bird was seen at Camí dels Cavalls, Son Saura, Menorca, Illes Balears (Daniel Haywood et al)
(59-60) Valencia. Two birds altogether, and considered different from birds seen in previous weeks, were seen at R.N. del Racó de l'Olla, l’Albufera de València on 15.10 (I. Ruiz, J.I. Dies, G. García @birdingalbufera.es).
(61) Barcelona. On 16.10, one was at UAB gardens, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Guillem Rius, Nico Ordax, Claudio Bracho, David Ibañez i Quel Vilalta). Still present on 17.10 (Daniel Soria, Sara Soria @ornitho.cat)
(62) Valencia. On 16.10 one was ringed at Ribarroja del Turia, Valencia (Pedro Marín, Julián Martínez Puchades). See a photo below.
(63) Illes Balears. On 16.10 one was seen at S’Albufera de Mallorca, Mallorca (Maties Rebassa @raresesornibalears)
(64) Girona. On 17.10 two birds were at Estany de Pals, Pals, Girona (Joan Estrada Jofra, Victor Estrada Devesa). Perhaps one was the individual seen on 13.10 (see above).
(65) Tarragona. On 17.10 a bird was heard and seen at Rambla Francesc Macià, Tarragona city (Bernat García, Núria Espluga). It was still there on 24-25.10 (Bernat García, Miquel Angel García)
(66) Valencia. A bird was ringed on 17.10 at Marjal de Rafalell i Vistabella, València (Toni Polo Aparisi i Azucena Idáñez Escosa). See a photo below (Toni Polo).
(67) Barcelona. On 17.10 one was at Tanatori de Sabadell, Barcelona (Manolo Sánchez-Blanch)
(68) Girona. On 17.10 one was at Girona city, Girona (Miguel Angel Fuentes @ornitho.cat).
(69) Alicante. On 18.10 one was found at Algar river, Alicante (Miguel Angel Andrés, Toni Zaragozí, Ana van der Hofstadt, Jana Marco). See a thumbnail here,
(70) Valladolid. On 6.10 one was present at El Pichón, Valladolid (Juan Sagardia)
(71) Valencia. On 18.10 a bird was seen at Tavernes de la Valldigna, Valencia (Luís Aleixos y Mateo Aleixos)
(72) Valencia. On 18.10 a bird was at Nàquera, Valencia (Víctor París, Javier Barona)
(73) Girona On 19.10 one was seen at Cámping Laguna, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Àlex Ollé)
(74) Valencia On 19.10 one was at C.R. de Fauna, La Devesa de l'Albufera, València (T. Pérez @birdingalbufera.es).
(75) Murcia On 19.10 a bird was trapped and ringed at Isla Grosa, Murcia (José Antonio Barba, Rubén Tarifa y Manuel Soto). See later by more observers (Angel Sallent, Juan Fernandez, Paula Machín y Maite Laso). See two photos below and a thumbnail here (José Antonio Barba).
(76) La Graciosa . On 20.10 a bird was seen at La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Antonio Portales)
(77-78) Jaén Two were on 21.10 at Área recreativa del encinarejo, Andújar, Jaen (Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Straits). On 22.10 there were three, see below (José Márquez, Pilar Ortega)
(79-80) Valencia On 21.10 two were seen at R.N Tancat de La Pipa, Catarroja, València (P. Vera, T. Alcocer, J.L Terrasa @birdingalbufera.es). See a thumbnail here.
(81) Valencia On 21.10 a bird was at La Garrofera, Devesa de L'Albufera, València (A. Signoli @birdingalbufera.es).
(82) Murcia On 22.10 another bird was trapped and ringed at Isla Grosa, Murcia (Jose Antonio Barba, Paula Machín, Juan Fernandez, Jacinto Martinez, Francisco A. Garcia).See a thumbnail here.
(83) Sevilla On 22.10 a bird was seen at Parque Celestino Mutis, Sevilla (Alberto Savijn, José Luís Anguita). See a photo below (José Luís Anguita). Still present on 23.10 (Paco Chiclana), 24.10 (Diego Peinazo, José Márquez) and 25.10 (Paco Chiclana). On 27.10 it was still present when photographed and vídeo-taped (Antonio Garcia Ramos, Jorge Bellido y Alberto Plata), see below and two thumbnails here (Alberto Plata) https://youtu.be/OnAEXaUEd_E
(84) Jaén On 22.10 a 3rd bird joined the two found on 21.10 at Área recreativa del encinarejo, Andújar, Jaen (José Márquez, Pilar Ortega)
(85-86) Málaga On 23.10 a first bird was found at Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga (Mick Richardson), later seen with Andy Paterson. Once both authors altogether, another individual joins the 1st (Mick Richardson, Andy Paterson).
(87-93) Illes Balears. From 22-25.10 there were seven at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco).
(94) Girona. On 24.10 a bird was trapped and ringed at Vall de Montjoi, Roses, Girona (Vittorio Pedrocchi @ornitho.cat).
(95) Cádiz. On 26.10 one was seen at Tahivilla, Tarifa, Cádiz (J.A.Sarry, Javier Elorriaga, Fer Goytre, Yeray Seminario, Álex Colorado)
(96) A Coruña. On 28.10 one bird was seen and heard at Fene, A Coruña (Antonio Martínez Pernas).
(97) Valencia. On 29.10 one was seen at Xeraco, Valencia (Pau Lucio). See a thumbnail here.
(2-3) Illes Balears. From 22-25.10 two were at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco). See two photos below (Juan Sagardia)
(2) Pontevedra On 24.10 a bird was found at Bajada a Con Negro, O Grove, Pontevedra (Xurxo Piñeiro)
(3) Illes Balears. On 23.10 one was at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco).
(3) A Coruña. On 8.10 a bird was found at Herbeira, Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). See a photo below.
(4) Asturias. On 10.10 there was one bird at Cabo Peñes, Gozón, Asturies (Xuán Cortés). See three thumbnails here. Perhaps the same bird was seen also there on 16.10 (Manuel Quintana). See a thumbnail of the bird in flight here.
(5) A Coruña. On 20.10 a bird was seen at As Pontes, A Coruña (Pablo Pita)
(6) A Coruña. On 28.10 an individual was seen at Villarube, Valdoviño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia)
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